Hello, and welcome to my new Guitar World instructional column. In the coming months, I’ll share with you some of the guitar-playing concepts and approaches that have helped me develop my technique and overall playing style. I’d like to start off with an examination of ascending scalar shapes that, by design, cover the majority of the fretboard.
The Silvertone Model 1484 Twin Twelve head has always been a favorite of garage-rockers, making it highly sought after. But guitarists no longer have to search eBay or hit pawnshops to find one thanks to JHS Pedals, who have managed to nail this amp’s rowdy attitude in a pedal with its Twin Twelve Channel Drive.
For six years he performed admirably in the much-coveted position as Megadeth’s lead guitarist—until he decided that he had had enough. Now, Chris Broderick takes a bold step forward with Act of Defiance, his musically adventurous tech-metal project.
Last month, I introduced the concept of applying different sweep-picked arpeggio shapes to a series of chords within a repeating progression. This month, I’d like to expand our view to a greater variety of sweep-picked shapes, as well as a more complex, ambitious chord progression.